|Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Surgery|
"It got progressively worse to the point that about three months ago I wasn't able to play at all," says Van Halen. "My pinky and my thumb were totally locked up and felt like there was something broken."
Although specialists in Germany initially treated Van Halen for arthritis, they soon found the real problems: a bone spur, twisted tendon and a cyst in the joint of his left thumb.- more on this story
|Jane's Addiction Cancel Tour|
According to a press release from the group's spokesperson, Perkins, 41, has been admitted to the Infectious Disease Ward at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for treatment of an infection in his elbow.
"Doctors expect to keep him there for the next few days for further diagnosis and observation while anti-biotic treatment continues," the statement read, noting that a full recovery is expected over the next few weeks.- more on this story
|8-Year-Old AC/DC Fan Cheated?|
The 8-year-old from Niagara Falls was one of three finalists chosen nationwide to compete in an online contest to become the "Ultimate AC/DC Fan." The contest is sponsored by Bell/MSN Sympatico.
When voting began on July 8, Josh quickly took the lead and within two days had a 20 per cent lead over his nearest competitor. But then someone at Bell decided to "reset" the vote counter, wiping out thousands of votes.- Read on for Bell's reason for this
|Warped Goes To The Movies|
This one-night event will feature two-hours of all-star headliner performances recorded in Los Angeles including exclusive, theater-only appearances from several top acts who have kick-started their careers on the Warped Tour, as well as red carpet clips and special behind-the-scenes access footage.
Performers will include 3OH!3, The Aggrolites, All-American Rejects, Bad Religion, blink-182, The Decaydance All Stars, Ice T, Katy Perry, NoFX, Ozomatli, Pennywise, Rise Against and Underoath captured live at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on September 6th.- more on this story
|James Blunt Vs Weird Al|
Yankovic has written and recorded You're Pitiful, his light-hearted take on Blunt's 2005 hit, and had hoped to include it on his upcoming greatest hits album Essentials, scheduled to hit shelves later this year.
But the funnyman - best known for his satirical takes on Michael Jackson's hits - has had to axe the song after Blunt failed to see the humour in the joke track.- A word from Weird Al about this
|Jack White Opens Up White Stripes Vault To Fans|
The guitarist, who is also a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, recently launched the service to offer exclusive content including videos and music of bands he is involved in, as well as sending physical releases to those who have signed up.
Speaking of the new service, which will also offer ticket presale for the bands' shows, he told BBC Newsbeat: "They [subscribers] will get vaulted footage from the past that no one has seen or ever posted on YouTube before.- more on this story
|Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Announce Double CD Set|
Cave and Ellis' first soundtrack together was Australian director John Hillcoat's 2005 quasi-Western, The Proposition (for which Cave also wrote the screenplay). The following year, the pair received a commission to compose the music for a film by another Australian director, Andrew Dominik's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. By the time Dominik's film came out, Hillcoat had begun his adaptation of The Road (Cormac McCarthy's novel of a father and son's trek across a vast wasteland in the aftermath of global catastrophe); once again Cave and Ellis were invited to create music for the film. With The Road as yet unreleased, this album offers a rare opportunity for a sneak preview of the soundtrack.
All three movies, with their epic landscapes and acutely incised psychology, find a correlative sweep and depth in the scores that Cave and Ellis have devised for them, and a poignancy that imbues the films with a timeless aura; the music from this triumvirate is on Disc 1 of the 2 CD set. In addition to these large-scale efforts, Cave and Ellis have also contributed a resonant musical dimension to a pair of lesser known, but striking documentaries, represented on Disc 2.- more on this story
|Bret Michaels Tour Dates|
This Saturday night, July 25th, is the Dakota Rock Fest in Sioux Falls, SD! This show also includes Dokken, Skid Row, White Lion, L.A. Guns, Enuff Z'nuff and others! Check out the banner ad (on the left, click to enlarge) for full details! Or visit DakotaRockFest.com for details and ticket info!
Then Sunday, July 26th, the BMB pulls in to Lake Ozark, Missouri for a show at Horny Toad- Next week will feature 2 more exciting shows!
|Jeff Hanson Died of Drug Overdose|
Hanson, who was 31 at the time, was thought to have died from a fall or some sort of other accident in his new, concrete-floored apartment.
Now, an autopsy by the St. Paul, Minnesota police department has revealed that Hanson's death was caused by a drug overdose.- more on this story
|Platinum Kings of Leon|
For the Nashville-based band, who have sold millions internationally since their 2003 debut, The Holy Roller Novocaine EP, it's sweet relief to achieve success in their homeland - and to celebrate, they've just announced a headlining arena tour of the States.
Kings Of Leon will start their North American trek on 7 August with a bill-topping performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago and end the run on 24 October in Monterrey, Mexico.- more on this story
|Santana Officially A Guitar Hero|
Santana will feature as what Activision calls an unlockable "in-game artist," meaning the guitarist's image will be seen on screen as you play along to the Santana music, which, in this case, is the classic No One To Depend On, from the band's self-titled third album released in 1971.
"We're thrilled to showcase one of the top guitarists of all time in Guitar Hero 5 and offer fans the opportunity to experience Carlos Santana's signature sounds and iconic likeness first-hand," said Tim Riley, Vice President Of Music Affairs for Guitar Hero.- more on this story
|Billy Talent III Coming|
The first single "Rusted From The Rain" will be serviced to Active and Modern Rock formats in late August. A video for the track was recently shot in Los Angeles with director Wayne Isham (Metallica, Bon Jovi, Avenged Sevenfold). To watch, click here.
Billy Talent III, will was released in the band's native Canada on July 14 and debuted at #1. Billy Talent III has the highest one week sales of any Canadian release in 2009.
|Paradise Lost One Off Reunion|
So for one-night-only, former member Jeff Singer will occupy the Paradise Lost drum stool. Jeff's return for this show, not only allows everyone to honour their prior commitments but gives Jeff a chance to say 'goodbye' to the loyal Paradise Lost fans in style.
This will be the band's final summer show before they kick off their European Tour on October 30th at King Tut's in Glasgow, Scotland- more on this story
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